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Dangerous Optimism: Risk, Bias and Smoking

Trails of acrid grey mist hang in the air. I use the front of my shirt as an impromptu gas mask as I cough out my drink order to the bartender. Passing through one of these repulsive clouds is an irritating game of “try not to breathe.” The saturated air inside has made it almost impossible for me to develop any knowledge of my city’s lively hole-in-the-wall bar scene, still skirting statewide smoking bans.For decades Surgeon General reports have communicated the health risks of smoking, and more recently the risks of second-hand smoke...

October 18, 2012 — Kyle Hill
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#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - athletic ape, singing fish, teaching chemistry, Ada Lovelace, diatoms, oxytocin, and more.

- Elizabeth Preston - The Hazards of Being an Athletic Ape - Gary Stix - When the Cuddle Hormone Is a Home Wrecker - Ferris Jabr - What Singing Fish Reveal About Speech and Hearing - Melissa Gaskill - Counting Fish: Longlines, Lionfish and Liberty Ships - David Wogan - Energy policy is shaped by what you think about energy - John R...

STAFFOctober 16, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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